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#1 hlsess

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 05:13 AM

I am looking to get my daughter a camera for her trip to the Galapagos-I am going too but she wants one for underwater.... over on TA the Nikon AW110 and olympus TG2 were recommended.. $200-$300 range   thanks in advance..I've read reviews and they are good just thought I'd ask here also



#2 Glasseye Snapper

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 05:36 PM

Maybe you should also consider a Go-Pro, some models are in that price range. It has no zoom, just a fixed-focus wide angle lens, but that makes it good for underwater landscapes and larger animals (may apply especially to the Galapagos). I have been very impressed by the video quality and it can also take photos up to 12Mpix depending on the model. I haven't taken any photos with it but you can find a lot of examples by googling: gopro underwater photos

 

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#3 dpaustex

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:23 PM

Get her a GoPro with an LCD back, and a pole arm. While it's seriously wide-angle, she'll have a lot of fun with it. With the pole, if you get to snorkle with sea lions, or the swimming iguanas, it'll be a blast.